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Unleash your inner cinephile at the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Official poster of the 2015 SLIFF.As the weather gets chillier and chillier, it’s the perfect time to head indoors, grab some popcorn and take in some stellar movies. And the annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is the perfect place to do just that!

The SLIFF, presented by Cinema St. Louis, kicks off Thursday, Nov. 5 and runs until Sunday, Nov. 15. This year promises to be the event’s biggest yet, with nearly 450 films representing 70 countries and being screened across 13 venues! Among the theaters is The Delmar Loop’s very own Tivoli Theater.

Several of the films on the SLIFF bill this year have St. Louis connections, such as the locally shot and set indie “Cronies,” the documentary “The First Secret City” and “The Nameless,” a supernatural thriller shot in the real St. Louis house where exorcisms took place in 1949.

In addition, the festival will feature special-event programs such as filmmaker forums and master classes.

Looking for family-friendly fare? SLIFF features 12 kid- and family-friendly films and shorts.

Admission to most films is $12 per individual ticket and $10 for Cinema St. Louis members and students with valid ID. Certain special screenings are $15 per ticket. SLIFF also will offer more than 50 free programs and events.

For more information, a schedule of events and tickets, visit